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Fox Nation Shamelessly Brings Up “Sex Change” In Article About Socialist Politician

March 22, 2011 5:34 pm ET by Carlos Maza

Fox Nation posted an article on its website Monday that appeared to be an attempt to conflate a German politician’s gender-reassignment surgery with her political evolution from being a member of the neo-Nazi party to becoming a candidate for the socialist Left party.

The headline, which reads “Former Neo-Nazi Becomes Leftist After Sex Change,” seems to imply that her surgery was connected to or somehow prompted the political shift:

[Fox Nation, accessed 3/22/11]

The association is not lost on Fox Nation’s readers. One commented “This is what happens when you don't finish the stretch with the equipment that God gave you” while another wrote “There is a very fine line between neo-nazis and transsexuals anyway.”

This isn’t the first time Fox Nation has misleadingly targeted members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Language matters, and Fox’s blatant transphobia, intentional or otherwise, only aggravates the considerable hardships faced by thousands of transgender Americans who experience prejudice and discrimination every day.

Previously:

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